Hungaroring F2: Ghiotto holds off Ilott in race two thriller

Hitech’s Luca Ghiotto has won Hungary’s FIA Formula 2 sprint race after a grandstand finish, as a bold strategy paid off for the Italian.

On a damp but drying Hungaroring, most drivers opted to stop for tyres. Ghiotto and Hitech decided not to box, which handed the Italian a massive lead but also compromised his pace.

In the closing stages Ghiotto was hounded by UNI-Virtuosi’s Callum Ilott, who caught the leader by over three seconds per lap. Ilott closed the gap on the final lap to set up a grandstand finish, but just ran out of time to overtake Ghiotto and finished on his tail.

Mick Schumacher followed up Saturday’s main race podium with another third place after a strong race. He held off his Prema teammate and yesterday’s winner Robert Shwartzman, who maintains his grip on the championship with a fourth place.

Nikita Mazepin was fifth ahead of Louis Deletraz and Jehan Daruvala. Guanyu Zhou claimed the last point in eight.

Full report to follow

Hungaroring Formula 2 Sprint Race

1 Luca Ghiotto HitechGP2815
2 Callum Ilott UNI-Virtuosi28 0.400 12
3 Mick Schumacher Prema Powerteam28 11.700 10
4 Robert Shwartzman Prema Powerteam28 13.800 8
5 Nikita Mazepin HitechGP28 15.100 6
6 Louis Deletraz Charouz Racing System28 23.400 4
7 Jehan Daruvala Carlin28 23.800 2
8 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi28 32.200 1
9 Marcus Armstrong ART Grand Prix28 34.200  
10 Giuliano Alesi HWA AG28 39.200  

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